Is Gmail down for you? [Google promises fix soon]

April 17, 2012
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    Multiple reports popped up about some Gmail users facing error messages, with a few being unable to access their email accounts entirely. Reports on Twitter and other tech forums seem to indicate that this issue is being faced by users worldwide.

    On investigation, Google has deemed this problem a “service disruption” as opposed to an “outage”, with apparently less than 2% of the users worldwide affected. Of course, less than 2% still means about 7 million poor souls. According to Google, the service disruption occurred at 9:42 AM PT. In an update on Twitter, Google mentions that “the Google Mail Service should be back for some of you already, and will be back for everyone soon.”

    There is no information on what caused this service disruption or when the mail service will be back online for everyone. But, it seems like Google is on top of things and everything will be back to normal shortly.

    I haven’t personally faced any issues with my Gmail service yet, so I’m not a part of the unlucky 2%. But if you are, let us know your experience and if/when your service gets restored.

    Is Gmail down for you?

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    • Leif81

      The official status page for Google products is always helpful in those moments.
      http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en

    • MargaretNKinnley

      Gmail seems to be down for me too…. hmmmmmmm.. theres a first for everything i suppose

      http://goo.gl/HbP8u

    • Annoyed User.

      Yes… the official status page shows the status as restored, although service has not been. Quite helpful.

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